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6th January 1940

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Events On This Day

Helsinki reported that fighting was continuing near Suomussalmi, and that on the Karelian Isthmus artillery fire had intensified.

Battle on five fronts in progress in Sella sector.

Finns said to have made contact with new Russian division, near frontier north of Kiantajaervi.

Russians lost eight planes in a raid on Utti 60 miles north of Helsinki.

The British trawler Eta was sunk by a mine in the North sea.

The British liner City of Marseilles struck a mine of the east coast of Scotland, but was safely towed into port

Dutch government issued formal declaration that Holland would defend her integrity against any attack.

Discussions took place in Venice between count Ciano and count Csaky, foreign ministers of Italy and Hungary.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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